As 2017 begins, CERN looks forward to a bright year ahead. In 2016, the Laboratory saw record-breaking achievements across the diverse scientific programme, including the excellent performance of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) producing 7 quadrillion proton–proton collisions.
"Last year was a great one with much progress, and this year is equally full of promise," said Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General.
In 2017, the LHC will continue to produce a wealth of data at unprecedented energies. The biggest and most powerful accelerator in the world will start again in the spring, following its current maintenance period, known as the extended year end technical stop (EYETS).
Many exciting scientific and technological accomplishments lie ahead, and CERN looks forward to another year of brilliant performance across the varied work of the Laboratory. With LHC experiments exploring new territories of energies, alongside experiments exploring antimatter, astroparticle physics and more, the year looks set to reap new results to enrich the universal encyclopaedia of knowledge.